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A gripping true story, Prodigal Daughter narrates a family's darkest time through addiction and their journey toward healing. Father and daughter team, Rob Koke - founder and Senior Pastor of Shoreline Church - and Danielle pull back the curtain on the mind-numbing power of addiction and offer hope and real strategies for those longing for freedom. Unashamed and heartwarmin A gripping true story, Prodigal Daughter narrates a family's darkest time through addiction and their journey toward healing. Father and daughter team, Rob Koke - founder and Senior Pastor of Shoreline Church - and Danielle pull back the curtain on the mind-numbing power of addiction and offer hope and real strategies for those longing for freedom. Unashamed and heartwarming, Danielle shares intimately about her teenage alcohol abuse and dependence on marijuana and Adderall. She offers a rare, first-person insight into the mental and emotional effects of addiction, and what it takes to get and stay clean. Rob tells about his struggle with his daughter's addiction, dealing with its effect on their family, and the reality of what it looks like to love someone battling addiction in your own home. He explores common questions family members ask like: Why can't they just stop? Why did they turn to drugs when I gave them everything I could? Where did I go wrong? How do I help without enabling? In a raw, real-time glimpse, father and daughter reveal the vulnerable letters they shared with each other during Danielle's rehab. With transparency, Rob and Danielle disarm the shame factor, and share lessons and resources to prevent and overcome setbacks. This book is your field guide in the battle of addiction. Whether you're longing for freedom, or helping a loved one along the journey toward recovery, you're not alone. Danielle and Rob's story will challenge you with truth, equip you with strategies for the journey, and infuse your heart with hope. 


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A gripping true story, Prodigal Daughter narrates a family's darkest time through addiction and their journey toward healing. Father and daughter team, Rob Koke - founder and Senior Pastor of Shoreline Church - and Danielle pull back the curtain on the mind-numbing power of addiction and offer hope and real strategies for those longing for freedom. Unashamed and heartwarmin A gripping true story, Prodigal Daughter narrates a family's darkest time through addiction and their journey toward healing. Father and daughter team, Rob Koke - founder and Senior Pastor of Shoreline Church - and Danielle pull back the curtain on the mind-numbing power of addiction and offer hope and real strategies for those longing for freedom. Unashamed and heartwarming, Danielle shares intimately about her teenage alcohol abuse and dependence on marijuana and Adderall. She offers a rare, first-person insight into the mental and emotional effects of addiction, and what it takes to get and stay clean. Rob tells about his struggle with his daughter's addiction, dealing with its effect on their family, and the reality of what it looks like to love someone battling addiction in your own home. He explores common questions family members ask like: Why can't they just stop? Why did they turn to drugs when I gave them everything I could? Where did I go wrong? How do I help without enabling? In a raw, real-time glimpse, father and daughter reveal the vulnerable letters they shared with each other during Danielle's rehab. With transparency, Rob and Danielle disarm the shame factor, and share lessons and resources to prevent and overcome setbacks. This book is your field guide in the battle of addiction. Whether you're longing for freedom, or helping a loved one along the journey toward recovery, you're not alone. Danielle and Rob's story will challenge you with truth, equip you with strategies for the journey, and infuse your heart with hope. 

30 review for Prodigal Daughter: A Family’s Brave Journey through Addiction and Recovery

  1. 5 out of 5

    Deanne Patterson

    This is an amazing book! I liked that it has more than one point of view, it is interwoven with the daughter and father's thoughts and point of view. And it's true. Because when you have an addict it affects not only the addict but the addict's family as well. We get the true story, the darkest moments and nothing is glossed over. The facts are laid out bare for all to see, it's not pretty but it's there and gives us the full effect of how it is be be enslaved by these addictions to drinking,marij This is an amazing book! I liked that it has more than one point of view, it is interwoven with the daughter and father's thoughts and point of view. And it's true. Because when you have an addict it affects not only the addict but the addict's family as well. We get the true story, the darkest moments and nothing is glossed over. The facts are laid out bare for all to see, it's not pretty but it's there and gives us the full effect of how it is be be enslaved by these addictions to drinking,marijuana and Adderall. They are the addicts first thoughts in the morning and the last thoughts before they pass out in the evening. The family lays it all on the line and I appreciate the honesty this Christian ministry family shares with us. Yes, the father is a minister and we expect our minister's and their families to be above reproach but they are human's as well and we all make mistakes and face temptations that take many forms. The daughter is an addict but her family never lets her down, even when she lied and was manipulative they were there strongly supporting her. It was very encouraging seeing the daughter reaching back into her memory and bringing forth all her faithful teachings she grew up with and encouraging others with it as she recovers The book is so powerful, it is a must read for anyone in recovery,starting the recovery process or their family. All counselors of any type should have it on hand. All libraries should have copies on hand to lend out. A story of faith,family,never giving up even when surrounded by darkness and the restorative power of God! I highly recommend this book! Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Zondervan. I was given a complimentary copy. Thank you. All opinions expressed are my own.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Laramie Gildon

    I thought this was a fantastic, open, honest and raw look at the life of a father and daughter as they experience the wreckage sin does through an addiction. I cannot give it 5 stars for the lack of sound theology that is shown from the father in this book. The daughter having experienced this damage firsthand understands God’s sovereignty and providence over her life and therefore has a wonderful grasp of grace. Now, I say this not to discount or condemn the father but some of the things he say I thought this was a fantastic, open, honest and raw look at the life of a father and daughter as they experience the wreckage sin does through an addiction. I cannot give it 5 stars for the lack of sound theology that is shown from the father in this book. The daughter having experienced this damage firsthand understands God’s sovereignty and providence over her life and therefore has a wonderful grasp of grace. Now, I say this not to discount or condemn the father but some of the things he says through the book trouble me, with him being a pastor as they don’t align with scripture well enough. His understanding of God’s love and trying to reconcile it with His omnipotence left me concerned, but also the reliance and adoration he has for AA and CR (celebrate recovery) also troubles me. The unfortunate thing about AA and CR is they are inherently ungodly practices that allow people to substitute Christ and his atoning sacrifice for any other deity to give you the support and strength you need. The author (daughter) did a fantastic job of explaining how and why this leads to relapses in so many and why Christ has to be the focus, but giving people the idea that AA or CR is even remotely close to a godly influence in the life of the Christian is beyond me. Everything that can be done through AA/CR should be handled by a church when it is functioning properly. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I’m very appreciative of the candid approach and journey they went through to get where they are today. It also gave me a greater appreciation for the heart and minds of those ensnared to drugs/alcohol or any sin that causes them to believe they’re “addicted”. Because of all this, I have to knock 1 star from my rating but it is definitely worth reading/listening. And I definitely praise God for what he’s.l done through this woman’s life. Soli Deo Gloria

  3. 4 out of 5

    Shauna Chance

    This book is such a raw and real story about addiction and it's effects on a family. There is such strong emotions and exposes some of the realities that occur in battling addiction. Despite the tough stuff, there is hope woven throughout this story. I would recommend this for anyone that understands the impact of addictions or for anyone that wants to understand it better. This book is such a raw and real story about addiction and it's effects on a family. There is such strong emotions and exposes some of the realities that occur in battling addiction. Despite the tough stuff, there is hope woven throughout this story. I would recommend this for anyone that understands the impact of addictions or for anyone that wants to understand it better.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mary Pauline M

    God had blessed me by letting me participate in the book launch team for this title. As the adult daughter of an alcoholic father, there were so many points with which I could identify. In addition, many new and healing points were brought forth to me as well. 2019 overall, has been a year of personal ups and downs for me regarding my faith and relationship with Our Heavenly Father. Two quotes from the book with will remain with me for a very long time follow: Hear the Holy Spirit whisper, " Don' God had blessed me by letting me participate in the book launch team for this title. As the adult daughter of an alcoholic father, there were so many points with which I could identify. In addition, many new and healing points were brought forth to me as well. 2019 overall, has been a year of personal ups and downs for me regarding my faith and relationship with Our Heavenly Father. Two quotes from the book with will remain with me for a very long time follow: Hear the Holy Spirit whisper, " Don't focus on past mistakes, and don't focus on future worries, live in the present. " Don't exchange what you do know for what you don't know.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Freese

    Everyone needs to read this book. We all have been touched by addiction in some way. This book gives insight in the struggle for those who have not experienced it first hand, as well as the process of overcoming and what every stage looks like for the person suffering through addiction and the families suffering alongside them.

  6. 5 out of 5

    SandyKay

    I joined the book launch team for Prodigal Daughter because I was 1. Very interested to see how this father and daughter co-wrote a book; 2. excited to learn their story; and 3. wanted the opportunity to share this story with others. I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. Book Review {bold} What did I expect? Something straightforward and simple with this happened, we did this, here’s how you can do it too! *all said in the best infomercial voice I joined the book launch team for Prodigal Daughter because I was 1. Very interested to see how this father and daughter co-wrote a book; 2. excited to learn their story; and 3. wanted the opportunity to share this story with others. I was provided a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. Book Review {bold} What did I expect? Something straightforward and simple with this happened, we did this, here’s how you can do it too! *all said in the best infomercial voice ever* What I didn’t expect? The depth and breadth of emotions so plainly conveyed by the authors and inspired in me through their writing. Their writing on Dealing with Tragedy (Ch. 5) is amazing and made my heart twist and brought tears of understanding and empathy to my eyes. The layout of the book works SO well. We get a story/episode from one point of view and then the corresponding one from the other. This may sound tedious and “why would I want to read the same story twice?” But, it isn’t in the least. The structure used is an amazing device clearly illustration how we each experience an event differently, even if it’s the same event, situation, or conversation. Favorite Lines I didn’t see this as a formula for addiction but as a prescription to be authentic. Pg. 20 While the guilt slowly slithered away, I was burdened by the responsibility of the truth. Pg. 25 The pretending is so deeply interwoven into the façade you’ve built that the mask you’ve been wearing starts to feel like your actual face. Pg. 23 Favorite Chapter Chapter 2 – Hitting Rock Bottom Hitting Rock Bottom. That’s when the change can start. It’s not until that point, when you admit this is not where you want to be, that you make a CHOICE to do differently. Rock bottom is not the same for everyone. In the movies, it’s lying naked on the side of the road not sure how you got there. In reality, it’s you seeing your life as it REALLY is, setting aside the lies you’ve been telling yourself, and saying, “This is not okay/enough anymore.” It’s that personal epiphany that you don’t want to eat that, drink that, go there, take that, be with them, accept this relationship or life is as good as it gets. Rock bottom is your starting point. We’ve all been there. This chapter shares their story with us. But, my head was nodding away the whole time. Stars - 4.5 Would I Recommend? Yes

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tara Rounds

    Prodigal Daughter is true story of Danielle, who is struggling with addiction (alcohol, marijuana and Adderall) The story is told from the point of view of a father and daughter, which are interwoven throughout the book. Both Rob and Danielle speak candidly about their thoughts as they walk through the journey of addiction and recovery. The story flows from admitting to the addiction and seeking help, to finding a treatment plan, Danielle's time in rehab, and her journey after rehab making the t Prodigal Daughter is true story of Danielle, who is struggling with addiction (alcohol, marijuana and Adderall) The story is told from the point of view of a father and daughter, which are interwoven throughout the book. Both Rob and Danielle speak candidly about their thoughts as they walk through the journey of addiction and recovery. The story flows from admitting to the addiction and seeking help, to finding a treatment plan, Danielle's time in rehab, and her journey after rehab making the transition to a normal life. Rob speaks of his struggles of dealing with addiction from a father's perspective- seeking help for Danielle and walking the line between worry, enabling, being overly controlling and trusting God/Danielle on this journey. The writing flows easy and the transitions between the two perspectives are smooth. This book is a good resource for those struggling with addiction and their families or friends. It is a good source for people who are working to help others overcome addiction but it is also for everyone, as we all have weaknesses and struggles. We may not struggle with addiction to drugs or alcohol but we have weaknesses and this book shows us how to trust God, let go, and let God help us. Learning who we are and walking with God along the path. Just a suggestion would be including resources to call for support or other books to read. Also maybe include some information on AA programs and Celebrate Recovery programs. I was given an advanced copy to review. The views and opinions expressed are my own and are my honest review of the book Prodigal Daughter.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ashley King

    I had the honor of reading the manuscript early, and let me tell you, it needs to be on your list ASAP. I’m sure we’ve all heard people say catchy phrases like, “I couldn’t put the book down!” and well for me, this was literally the case for once. I received the book on a Friday as I was heading out to run errands. Curiosity got the best of me and I opened it to take a quick scroll while I was sitting in my car preparing to leave. Three chapters later, I found myself still sitting in my driveway a I had the honor of reading the manuscript early, and let me tell you, it needs to be on your list ASAP. I’m sure we’ve all heard people say catchy phrases like, “I couldn’t put the book down!” and well for me, this was literally the case for once. I received the book on a Friday as I was heading out to run errands. Curiosity got the best of me and I opened it to take a quick scroll while I was sitting in my car preparing to leave. Three chapters later, I found myself still sitting in my driveway and all errands had been forgotten. I spent the rest of my day reading this book through tears. The entire story. This family’s journey through recovery is inspiring, incredibly vulnerable and brave. They lay out one of their darkest seasons so that others might find some hope through their story. If you or someone you know is suffering with loss & addiction, this book is for you. If you’re a human who may have the opportunity to love on someone through addiction, this book is for you. If you are the church, walking with the broken & hurting….this book is for you. https://www.prodigaldaughterbook.com/

  9. 4 out of 5

    Cheri Swalwell

    Prodigal Daughter was a difficult book to read; yet also one filled with hope and encouragement. It was difficult because we just sent our first child off to college and it was at college that her addictions grabbed a hold of her. She went to a Christian college and both of her parents were in the ministry … and yet she wasn’t immune. Those were the parts that made this book difficult to read; yet, it was so filled with hope and encouragement for those suffering from addiction (of any kind) and Prodigal Daughter was a difficult book to read; yet also one filled with hope and encouragement. It was difficult because we just sent our first child off to college and it was at college that her addictions grabbed a hold of her. She went to a Christian college and both of her parents were in the ministry … and yet she wasn’t immune. Those were the parts that made this book difficult to read; yet, it was so filled with hope and encouragement for those suffering from addiction (of any kind) and had such wonderful powerful truths that readers from all different situations could take and use in their own lives to deal with the sins they are struggling with. Wonderful book – one I’m still thinking about days and weeks later. I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not under any obligation to write a review. All opinions are strictly mine.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Wendy Givens

    This book may specifically be a book about an addict and her family, but I found this book to be so much more. Yes you will see Danielle’s road to recovery, but you will also see your life and some of the things that are holding you back from having a true Jesus set me free life. I really want to sit down with Danielle and have a long heartfelt conversation, you know introvert to introvert. Her story is so refreshing and honest and challenging. You will not read this book and go “well good for D This book may specifically be a book about an addict and her family, but I found this book to be so much more. Yes you will see Danielle’s road to recovery, but you will also see your life and some of the things that are holding you back from having a true Jesus set me free life. I really want to sit down with Danielle and have a long heartfelt conversation, you know introvert to introvert. Her story is so refreshing and honest and challenging. You will not read this book and go “well good for Danielle and her family I’m glad this turned out well.” You will read this book and go “ well snot I really need to deal with some of the stuff in my own life.” Read this book and let Jesus work in your life!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Krismar Ramker

    Prodigal Daughter, written by Rob Koke and Danielle Koke Germain, is a story of addiction, recovery, and resilience. Written in a co-narrative form, this book has the unique perspective of a father's journey, alongside his daughter's struggle with addiction. Fans of Beautiful Boy will find this book a fascinating parallel, with the exception of a strong faith-based current to it. Themes of hope, forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, vulnerability, encouragement may all be pin-pointed to this stor Prodigal Daughter, written by Rob Koke and Danielle Koke Germain, is a story of addiction, recovery, and resilience. Written in a co-narrative form, this book has the unique perspective of a father's journey, alongside his daughter's struggle with addiction. Fans of Beautiful Boy will find this book a fascinating parallel, with the exception of a strong faith-based current to it. Themes of hope, forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, vulnerability, encouragement may all be pin-pointed to this story of addiction but, at the same time, may relate to general life struggles. As a reader, I enjoy the narrative voice. As a PK (pastor's kid), I appreciate the relationship between the father and daughter. As a Christian, I value the emphasis on God's grace.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Lori

    I have read many, many books on addiction and recovery. Rob Koke and his daughter, Danielle, coauthored Prodigal Daughter and both provided their perspectives alongside each other. It was helpful to see the story from each point of view and aided my understanding in not only what the family felt so very deeply during this difficult time, but also provided insight into how the alcoholic/addict spiraled into addiction and then eventually, into recovery. I appreciated the faith-based perspective an I have read many, many books on addiction and recovery. Rob Koke and his daughter, Danielle, coauthored Prodigal Daughter and both provided their perspectives alongside each other. It was helpful to see the story from each point of view and aided my understanding in not only what the family felt so very deeply during this difficult time, but also provided insight into how the alcoholic/addict spiraled into addiction and then eventually, into recovery. I appreciated the faith-based perspective and how their faith sustained them all without the narrative being preachy nor pie-in-the-sky. A very helpful and encouraging book for those who have a loved one dealing with the dreadful disease of alcoholism/addiction.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alicia Dunn

    I was honored to be part of the book release team for The Prodigal Daughter. Going in, I knew this book was about an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Honestly, I wasn't sure if I could relate to this book, because I've been fortunate to not be personally affected by this epidemic. I did. I did relate, because if there's one thing we can all relate to, it's grief. Grief comes in many forms and grief isn't only death. This book is about our relationship with Jesus and how sees us, not as an addict I was honored to be part of the book release team for The Prodigal Daughter. Going in, I knew this book was about an addiction to drugs and alcohol. Honestly, I wasn't sure if I could relate to this book, because I've been fortunate to not be personally affected by this epidemic. I did. I did relate, because if there's one thing we can all relate to, it's grief. Grief comes in many forms and grief isn't only death. This book is about our relationship with Jesus and how sees us, not as an addict ( in its many forms), but as a child of God. I encourage everyone to pick up a copy of this book. It is well written from the perspective of father and daughter.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    Prodigal Daughter is a firsthand account of the disease of addiction, told from both the addict's and her father's perspectives. It was eye-opening to read about the gradual descent from partying too hard to drinking alone in a dorm room because nobody could keep up with her. The reader gets a deeper look at the emotions and thoughts experienced by addict and parent. I was moved by Danielle's story, and I'd recommend this book to anyone who is touched by addiction personally or who wants to educ Prodigal Daughter is a firsthand account of the disease of addiction, told from both the addict's and her father's perspectives. It was eye-opening to read about the gradual descent from partying too hard to drinking alone in a dorm room because nobody could keep up with her. The reader gets a deeper look at the emotions and thoughts experienced by addict and parent. I was moved by Danielle's story, and I'd recommend this book to anyone who is touched by addiction personally or who wants to educate themselves about addiction. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. My review was not required nor influenced.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Beautifully written journey of recovery from the perspective of both the addict and the parent. I especially related to the sense of responsibility we feel as parents when our kids make choices that hurt themselves and those around them, but this book ultimately reflects redemption and hope for those involved and for the reader. Being in the recovery community, I particularly enjoyed the final chapter on the Serenity Prayer. I was also touched by Pastor Rob's Afterward, speaking life to those who Beautifully written journey of recovery from the perspective of both the addict and the parent. I especially related to the sense of responsibility we feel as parents when our kids make choices that hurt themselves and those around them, but this book ultimately reflects redemption and hope for those involved and for the reader. Being in the recovery community, I particularly enjoyed the final chapter on the Serenity Prayer. I was also touched by Pastor Rob's Afterward, speaking life to those who have yet to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Christy

    It’s hard to find a family who hasn’t been touched by addiction. I was fortunate to be part of the team who got to read this book early and I could not put it down. It is the story of a daughter battling addiction and her family who refused to give up. The story, told from the perspective of Danielle as well as her father, gives valuable insight into to life of an addict and what we can do to walk beside them. A beautiful store of faith, family, forgiveness, and the redemptive power of Christ.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Dana Sheets

    What a phenomenal story about the journey of not only the addict, but the family of the addict and the effects addiction. It really gives amazing insight into what happens to lives because of addiction. It also helped me look at my own life and where I might be allowing things to take over instead of fully leaning on God. This book is a wonderful resource for those going through addiction, walking alongside someone with an addiction or even someone wanting to know how to better understand what i What a phenomenal story about the journey of not only the addict, but the family of the addict and the effects addiction. It really gives amazing insight into what happens to lives because of addiction. It also helped me look at my own life and where I might be allowing things to take over instead of fully leaning on God. This book is a wonderful resource for those going through addiction, walking alongside someone with an addiction or even someone wanting to know how to better understand what it is like to suffer as an addict.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Gina

    I read this book as part of the launch team. All I can say is, it is worth the read. The honesty and openness of this father and daughter as you walk through their experience is astounding. As a person who works in addictions, I was so appreciative of the perspective of a Christian family going through addiction and their view of recovery. This book is powerful and empowering. It is a must read for a person in recovery, starting their recovery journey or a family member. I highly recommend.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rebekah McCarter

    If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, this book is for you. If you've ever wondered about the struggle or the challenges associated with addiction in order to understand it, this book is for you. If your life has NEVER been touched by addiction, this book is STILL for you. Told in the context of addiction, this book is really about understanding your identity, being honest about your choices (both good and bad), and moving forward in spite of the pain. There is something for ev If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, this book is for you. If you've ever wondered about the struggle or the challenges associated with addiction in order to understand it, this book is for you. If your life has NEVER been touched by addiction, this book is STILL for you. Told in the context of addiction, this book is really about understanding your identity, being honest about your choices (both good and bad), and moving forward in spite of the pain. There is something for everyone and I highly recommend it.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jimnlori

    Prodigal Daughter: A Family's Brave Journey through Addiction and Recovery by Rob Koke and Danielle Koke Germain. This is a poignant telling of what a family went through as they watched their loved one suffer through a life of addiction and the journey it took to get her back. We get to read honest accounts from both Rob and Danielle about how and when it all started and what it took to get her healthy, happy and home again. I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine Prodigal Daughter: A Family's Brave Journey through Addiction and Recovery by Rob Koke and Danielle Koke Germain. This is a poignant telling of what a family went through as they watched their loved one suffer through a life of addiction and the journey it took to get her back. We get to read honest accounts from both Rob and Danielle about how and when it all started and what it took to get her healthy, happy and home again. I was given an ARC from the author/publisher. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Agrangercaploe

    “Sometimes I wished I could just snap my fingers and never have to be concerned about her again, but life doesn’t work that way. Most of the time, we were up for the challenge, but sometimes we feel tired and emotionally spent.” -Rob Koke I liked how the book was written with both perspectives (dad & daughter) side by side. Some information seemed redundant, not in terms of each persons’ perspective, but from chapter to chapter. Overall, it’s a great book that is meant to give hope to other addic “Sometimes I wished I could just snap my fingers and never have to be concerned about her again, but life doesn’t work that way. Most of the time, we were up for the challenge, but sometimes we feel tired and emotionally spent.” -Rob Koke I liked how the book was written with both perspectives (dad & daughter) side by side. Some information seemed redundant, not in terms of each persons’ perspective, but from chapter to chapter. Overall, it’s a great book that is meant to give hope to other addicts & their families.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    It's an awful thing to say, and I'm not pointing this out to undermine Danielle's story, but this book is about an addict who receives a tremendous amount of support from her resourceful family and faithful friends. Danielle's family is beyond supportive, and has the mental and financial means to be a part of her recovery. This is NOT the case for many addicts, many families in general. I think it was a victorious story, and I am SO glad that Danielle is doing well again, but I think it is repre It's an awful thing to say, and I'm not pointing this out to undermine Danielle's story, but this book is about an addict who receives a tremendous amount of support from her resourceful family and faithful friends. Danielle's family is beyond supportive, and has the mental and financial means to be a part of her recovery. This is NOT the case for many addicts, many families in general. I think it was a victorious story, and I am SO glad that Danielle is doing well again, but I think it is representative of a very tiny proportion of the addiction stories out there!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany

    Such good insight from both a fathers and a childs perspective! As a mother of a recovered addict I learned some things that gave me insight into the daily battle no matter how many sober years she has under her belt. As a normal human living in a fallen world I was able to relate to some of Danielles struggles and gained insight into myself. This book doesn't just speak to those who have been affected by addiction, it speaks to all of us who battle one struggle or another. Such good insight from both a fathers and a childs perspective! As a mother of a recovered addict I learned some things that gave me insight into the daily battle no matter how many sober years she has under her belt. As a normal human living in a fallen world I was able to relate to some of Danielles struggles and gained insight into myself. This book doesn't just speak to those who have been affected by addiction, it speaks to all of us who battle one struggle or another.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Karina Hurd

    Prodigal Daughter is a look inside addiction, from the eyes of not only the addict, but the family as well. This story was so close to home for me. The author and I share many of the same things. The writing, from both the daughter and fathers perspective is raw, honest, transparent and at times, heartbreaking. This book can be a great tool if you're walking through addiction or know of someone who is. Prodigal Daughter is a look inside addiction, from the eyes of not only the addict, but the family as well. This story was so close to home for me. The author and I share many of the same things. The writing, from both the daughter and fathers perspective is raw, honest, transparent and at times, heartbreaking. This book can be a great tool if you're walking through addiction or know of someone who is.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    This book is a real eye-opener concerning addictive behavior and the people affected by it! It also displays God's saving grace! It is so hard to put down! It really kept my attention. It is written by father and daughter, so switches between their viewpoints to give you both sides of the daughter's journey. It gave me new insight into relationships with other people. I highly recommend this book to anyone, whether you are directly affected by addictions or not. This book is a real eye-opener concerning addictive behavior and the people affected by it! It also displays God's saving grace! It is so hard to put down! It really kept my attention. It is written by father and daughter, so switches between their viewpoints to give you both sides of the daughter's journey. It gave me new insight into relationships with other people. I highly recommend this book to anyone, whether you are directly affected by addictions or not.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Nicole Senft

    This book was really good. Especially for people who deal with addictions themselves or are affected by loved ones who struggle with addictions. The way that Danielle and Rob wrote this book was very good. I appreciated how they each took turns discussing how Danielle’s addiction affected both of them and the whole family. The writing style was as enjoyable as the book itself. I highly suggest reading this book. I appreciated being on this book launch team.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Joanne

    Prodigal Daughter is an unvarnished portrayal of the effects of addiction on families . . . the endless worry, the shame, the self-doubt, and the wrestling with God. Ultimately, though, it’s a book of hope and healing. This book will appeal to a wide range of readers, including 1) parents whose kids struggle with addiction, 2) anyone who works with young people and/or counsels those with drug and alcohol addictions, and 3) anyone who’s ever battled an addiction themselves. Recommend!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Patti Pierce

    For anyone suffering from loss or addiction, you need to read this book. It is heartfelt and heart-wrenching. I could not put the book down. I found myself frequently in tears. Truly this is a book that looks at addiction and deals with recovery from it. It truly offers hope and inspiration. So if you are dealing with addiction or have a family member or friend who is, check out this book for yourself and then share it with others

  29. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    I really liked this book. It is an easy but compelling read with good messages, not just about addiction, but just life. This is a story of one family’s walk through addiction. It provides hope through addiction, but doesn’t gloss over the difficulties. I enjoyed hearing both sides of their story and feel that it was well done.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Debra Boal

    I had the opportunity to read this as a pre-release team, and I am so glad I read this book! This subject is handled so well by the Koke family. I am very grateful for the willingness of Rob and Danielle to tell their story. I applaud their attitude that secret-keeping is exactly the fuel addiction needs to ruin lives. Grab some tissues, dig in and then look around; if this issue is not affecting you, find a way to help someone who is being affected by it. Rob and Danielle's story helps us know I had the opportunity to read this as a pre-release team, and I am so glad I read this book! This subject is handled so well by the Koke family. I am very grateful for the willingness of Rob and Danielle to tell their story. I applaud their attitude that secret-keeping is exactly the fuel addiction needs to ruin lives. Grab some tissues, dig in and then look around; if this issue is not affecting you, find a way to help someone who is being affected by it. Rob and Danielle's story helps us know how to do that too!! The book is well written and I love the style of 2 perspectives. A lot of the lessons that Rob learned and shares are applicable to many of the situations in life, we all see people who are struggling with things, let this story inform you on how to step into these situations and bring hope.

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